I've been thinking that open office plans are the worst ever since they were a fad and trendy. Especially my last job it was the worst. Then they made the move to mandate all new employes must move to SF. This imo was a horrible decision. Now there's some science and research to back up my feelings about it! https://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/its-official-open-plan-offices-are-now-dumbest-management-fad-of-all-time.html